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The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Writes About Learning From Past Events To Prevent Loved Ones From Having To Make Difficult End-of-Life Decisions.

The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, reviews the nearly 25-year-old case of Terri Schiavo to illustrate the negative effects of not having a medical directive.

DECATUR, GA, June 16, 2023: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on the law firm’s website entitled ”The Negative Effects Of Not Having A Medical Directive,” in which Ms. Pawley reminds readers about the suffering Terri Schiavo’s family endured.

Pawley states, “Learning from history gives us opportunities to make our lives and the lives of our loved ones better. In many cases,” she adds, “there are actions we must take to show that we have learned something of value.” Pawley continues, “Keeping this perspective, I now invite to turn your attention to the historic Terri Schiavo case that happened almost 25 years ago. If we learned anything at all from this case that dominated the media, it should have been about the negative effects of not having a medical directive.”

Pawley reviews the case stating, “In 1990 a 26-year-old Florida woman collapsed in her home. Doctors believe a potassium imbalance caused her heart to temporarily stop, cutting off oxygen to her brain. She went into a coma and despite her husband’s efforts to raise money and have a stimulator put in her brain, she remained in a vegetative state for 15 years. Her husband spent more than seven years fighting Schiavo’s parents for a court order to pull his wife’s feeding tube, claiming she would not want to be kept alive through artificial means. The case was so highly charged it was debated by the Florida legislature and U.S. Congress. Eventually, Schiavo’s husband prevailed, and Terri Schiavo died on March 31, 2005.”

As Pawley notes, “Much of the anguish experienced by Mr. Schiavo and his in-laws could have been avoided if Terri Schiavo had completed an Advance Medical Directive, also known as a Living Will. These documents inform medical personnel as well as family members about one’s wishes for medical and resuscitation preferences should one become incapacitated.”

The entire article can be read at LINK HERE

About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm

The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Shannon Pawley has grown her law practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.

About Shannon M. Pawley, J.D., LL.M

As the owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, Shannon M. Pawley and her entire team share a passion which focuses on being able to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. In our firm, WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability. We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace. Born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia to a tightknit family with strong military service roots, Shannon learned from an early age the value of hard work and the importance of social awareness to ensure you always leave a situation in a better place than how you entered it. In her junior year of high school, Shannon served as U.S. House of Representatives Page during the 101st United States Congressional Session in Washington, D.C. This experience exposed her to numerous new cultures and worldly issues. Walking away from her experience as a U.S. House of Representative Page, Shannon knew that she wanted to pursue legal studies and be able to assist others in obtaining the best results available in difficult situations.

Shannon earned her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College and pursued a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. After obtaining her law degree and becoming a licensed attorney in Michigan, she continued her educational pursuit by acquiring a LL.M. (Master of Law) in Taxation from Wayne State University. After moving to Georgia in 2018, Shannon obtained her Georgia law license and has enjoyed being able to pursue her desire of ensuring persons are able to age with dignity, grace and independence.


Looking to find an experienced estate lawyer in the Georgia area who is skilled in asset protection and estate plan preparation? Shannon Pawley is an attorney in Georgia with expertise in estate planning and asset protection. Shannon can provide assistance with creating an estate plan to include making a will and how to establish a trust properly. If you have questions about asset protection or questions about making an estate plan, reach out to Shannon and she will be glad to help answer all the estate planning questions you might have!

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